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. providing to increase premiums despite the obama administration's new health care law and succeeding. as you know may know the the affordable health care act was meant to stop the rising costs of health care and the people who do not have employer provided insurance, ones who have to buy it on their own, peter doocy has more from washington. >> reporter: in some states the affordable care act may not be living up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida raised their premiums at least 20% and look at california where the new york times is reporting anthem blue shield wants to raise premiums 26% and the reason they're able to do that because mek costs are rising for them, too, even though obamacare requires insurance companies to go through the rate rehe view program for any premium increases more than 10%, if an insurance company can prove their costs are going up, it's hard for that rate review program to deny the increased premiums. although some experts say that could put a major strain on the system. >> if they can't afford the premiums, they're not going to get coverage
outspokenly posed the iraq war. meanwhile white house officials tell nbc news that mr. obama will also nominate his counterterrorism adviser, john brennan as the next cia chief. we're just learning that. tracie potts has more from washington on both nominations for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the brennan announcement we just got early this morning. he's a 25 year vet at the cia and went through his own bit of controversy when he was first considered for that job back in 2008. as for chuck hagel, he is expected to face criticism from his own party, both of those nominations being announced later today. today president obama is expected to nominate his former senate colleague, 66-year-old chuck hagel to head the pentagon. >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel. >> reporter: a purple heart veteran wounded in vietnam is a moderate republican who criticized the iraq troop surge, opposed unilateral sanctions against in and once said being gay inhibits effectiveness. >> he apologized for it. >> reporter: republicans call
there are a number of concerns, and this will most likely be the most contentious of president obama's new nominations, the sense is that president obama feels that hagel has very good answers to the questions that he will be asked. and during his confirmation process, he'll be able to win over some more support, democratic support. some senators have voiced their support already for hagel. for instance, senator leahy, wolf. but there are some who still reserved their support, saying they have concerns that need to be answered during the process. >> there's no doubt that the president refused to back down in the face of the criticism that had been building over the past few weeks. listen to what senator hagel himself said today in the white house. >> mr. president, i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. and especially its men and women in uniform and their families. these are people who give so much to this nation every day with such dignity and selflessness. this is particularly important at a time as we complete our mission in afghanistan and support the troops and
. >> this is just one step in the broader effort to broader opportunity for everyone. >> president obama and the new republican senator from texas, ted cruz. contrary to what you have heard, we did not face up to an economic crisis. all they did was go through another political crisis. but try to pick the winners and losers of the deal. how about the taxpayers. how do they fair? >> rich people who make more than $400,000 will pay more. i suppose the middle class will be somewhat on touched but because of the payroll holiday expiring, middle-class people will be paying more money to. everyone lost and that's the truth. you do this and this goes on with increasing intensity and everyone loses in the end. >> winners and losers? >> the real problem is we have this exploding debt and we are adding $1 trillion per year and it is completely unprecedented. there's no change in sight. this is the debt ceiling debate of july and august 2011 which was supposed to come to grips with spending and our debt. it was punted off until this january. what came out was another probably as a result of the next one. we wi
looming. sources tell abc news that mr. obama will announce today that the nominee for sect tear of defense is chuck hagel. some have questioned his commitment. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> it's difficult to imagine the circumstances in which i would support his nomination. >> reporter: besides the fight over his cabinet nominees, the president must deal with the country's fiscal mess. by tend of february, the treasury will lose the able to boar moe more money and automatic spending cuts kick in on march 1st. >> we're going to be talking about further deficit reduction. >> reporter: the president has also promised to take swift action against gun violence. vice president biden is heading up a task force. the group is considering universal background checks for all gun buyers. and stiff penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. >> that's way -- way in extreme of what is necessary. it's not going to pass. >> reporter: and that reaction is from a democrat, so whatever president obama proposes will likely face major battle over g
of confirming president obama will nominate chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the news is drawing criticisms from republicans and democrats. >>brian: jennifer, all engines straight ahead for senator hagel? >> that's right. what has republicans and democrats up in arms are remarks hagel made when he was in the senate, about israel. in a 2006 interview with former middle east convoy david miller, hagel said the following: >> i'm a united states senator. i'm a united states senator. [inaudible] >> hagel favored direct talks with iran and is one of two senators to vote against sanctioning iran. members of the senate armed services committee are questioning the president's choice. >> hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, that israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization, terrorist group that lobbed thousands of rockets into israel. >> his defenders point to his two purple hearts in viet
think. >> it must be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for coming on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want to know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on guns? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. gerri: yet another battle looming in washington. in a number of weeks, the u.s. is set to said they had a $16.4 trillion limit.
of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the top senate republican is holding back judgments. >> i will wait and see how the hearing goes, and see if chuck's view squares with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hiegle is a tremendous patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of februar
and that is your 5@5:00. >>> folks news in just a few hours president obama will nominate former senator chuck hagel. it has been met with strong criticism including from hagel's own party. good morning jennifer. >> what has republicans and democrats up in arms are remarks hagel made when he was in the senate about israel. in a 2006 interview with aaron david miller hagel said the following, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here. i am not an israeli senator i am a u.s. senator. hagel favored direct talks with iran and is one of two senators to vote against sanking iran. many are questioning the president's choice. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran sanctions won't work that it is negotiating hamas which is an organization terrorist group that lobbed thousands of rockettes into israel. >> his defenders point to his two purple hearts in vietnam. >> chuck hague elt is a tremendous patriot served incred
this week. sources telling fox news, president obama will official nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary tomorrow. if confirmed, hagel would replace defense secretary leon panetta and a suspects in a deadly colorado movie massacre returns it court and prosecutors expected to outline his case against james holmes and the judge will decide whether to send the case to trial. and on this day in 2001, a joint session of congress officially certified george w. bush the winner of the 2000 presidential election. it had been one of the hardest fought campaigns in recent memory. texas governor versus the vice-president and when the election results came in the vice-president won the popular vote because florida was too close to call, it went into equivalent of overtime, remember the pregnant, hanging and dip pelled chads and after challenges to the supreme court, 5-4 to halt the recall in florida and bush took florida getting the 25 needed electoral votes and he took the oath of office and lawmakers recognizing george w. bush 12 years ago. and is his parents' 68th weddin
two key members of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the top senate republican is holding back judgments. >> i will wait and see how the hearing goes, and see if chuck's view squares with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hiegle is a tremendous patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom.
my -- micro computer chips. >> ahead, president obama and his second term, the two new faces he wants to join in his administration. >> trading is underway on wall street as investors react to a new foreclosure settlement tempered by other factors. the dow is down 66 points and we will >> radar shows across the state the south is clearing out. that is good news that way. most of the fog is going by the time you get there. another system is coming down that will scrape the northern part of our state with a slight chance of a shower. otherwise, partly cloudy and 39 in tahoe and mid-to-upper 50's for fresno and big sur, and the warmer spots is 60's, low-to-mid 60's in san diego, palm springs and los angeles. safe travels. >> how about a trip to new york? america" and now back to you kristen. >> there are interesting pictures of josh out there on the internet, we understand, this morning? >> somehow he managed to get a gig in miami for a football game that could be going on down there. >> there is a football game. go to alabama. >> talking about a picture of him with a mascots. interestin
news america reporting from washington. president obama nominates chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. the men charged with raping a young indian woman on a bus arrived in court where proceedings dissolved into chaos. and hitting a high note in south africa. we meet an unlikely star whose voice takes them from -- hollywood. across >> a combat soldier still -- still carries a treadmill in his chest. he will be the first wounded soldier to ever serve as secretary of defense. not everyone is happy with his nomination. >> this is the man president obama wants to lead the largest military force the world has ever known. a former soldier who knows the cost of war. >> he knows war is not an abstraction. he knows the sending young americans to fight and believe in the dark and muddy is something we only do when absolutely necessary. >> he is to be a republican senator, but he is a provocative thick. -- pick. >> i will do my best for my country and those i represent at the pentagon and for all of my citizens. i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> he served i
of discussion during the confirmation process. >> during today's news conference, president obama is also expected to announce the nomination of counterterrorism adviser john brennan to head the cia. he was a rumored pick for the job when obama was first elected in 2008, but was forced to withdraw from consideration amidst protests over his role at the cia under the bush administration. brennan has publicly supported this tsa's policies of so- called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition. he was the first obama administration official to publicly confirm drone attacks overseas and to defend their legalities. war on expected nominations of chuck hagel and john brennan after the headlines. the obama administration reportedly is considering keeping a residual force between three and 9000 troops in afghanistan after the formal withdrawal date of 2014. the wall street journal cited the new figures after previous reports suggested the u.s. is mulling a troop deployment of up to 20,000. bahrain top court has upheld the convictions of 13 opposition leaders on allegations o
's gag order. the hearing is expected to last a week. >> new this morning, abc news has learned president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense today. the president is expected to make the nomination official this morning at 10:00 our time confirming the 66-year-old hagel to replace panetta. that could be a browsing fight. hagel is a decorated veteran, who also served in the senate from the late 1990's to 2008. the president is expected to name counterterrorism advisor john brennan to lead the c.i.a. >> it is 4:36. federal regulators are expected to announce a $10 billion foreclosure settlement with banks. "new york times" reports that 14 banks have agreed to the deal providing $6 billion to help homeowners endanger of losing homes and $3.75 billion provides cash relief to americans who dealt with foreclosure in 2009 and to 10. >> pucks will drop again this week now that the national hockey league and the players have reached a deal to end a lockout. the agreement means that the sharks fans could see the team return to the ice in the ne
. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is promising quick action on new gun control laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all
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at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> today president obama expected to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, as his next pentagon topper. he would be the first enlisted soldier to hold that cabinet post. he's got the support of national security figures, but his senate confirmation is now shaping up to be a testy battle. republican senators suggested they'll challenge their former colleague on his tough record. he has opposed sanctions against iraq. >>> on the sunday morning hagel's critics, including li lindsey graham will louder than his backers. >> i expect that the president to nominate people different than i would think, i'm going to vote for senator kerry, i think he's very much in the main stream of thought. chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonist secretary of defense. he has long severed ties with his party. this is an in your face nomination by the president. >> senator hagel has some criticism on the left. whether he questioned an openly gay nominee by president clinton was fit enough to represent
who is an affordable housing advocate. >>> in just a few hours, president barack obama will announce he is nominating defense augustel and why some members are now opposed to his nomination. >>> at the same time, the president will nominate the new homeland security to secretary of state. he considered nominating him four years ago but he was criticized after being accused of controversial interrogation techniques. >>> they will meet wednesday on the new labor deal which will end the 113 day lock out. a new deal has to be ratified and after a 16 hour negotiating session an agreement had been reached. that was welcomed news for bars and restaurant near the hp pavilion who says they have been suffering without the san jose sharks. >> it will be less than what it should be but we will take something over nothing. >> they sent out a memo saying january 19th was the best date. but if we move quickly it could happen january 15thth. to talk more about the possible lock out, go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on the lock out tab. >>> 6:08 is the time, businesses included, they are welc
campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and president obama will also nominate this morning john brennan as the new cia director. brennan is currently the president's counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. he's also a 25-year cia veteran. president obama considered nominating brennan for the job four years ago. but brennan withdrew his name after being criticized for his connection for controversial techniques during the bush administration. >>> ben japan netanyahu wants to put up a fence along the border that israel shares with syria. he says he's concerned about the country's space. israel has already north fid six miles of the -- fortified six miles of the border between the two countries. >>> expect a big celebration pat min net fa san jose international airport this friday. that's when nipon airways is expected to fly the dreamliner between san jose and tokyo. it's designed to make longer flights comfortable with bigger windows and more storage space. the airline will have five flights every week from san jose. airline industry analysts say there could be fewer experienced
's not a big tent. not inviting -- not inviting the tea party into that tent. we are just getting in new video of chuck hagel's arrival at the white house moments ago. there he is. in the next hour president obama -- there he is, yeah -- is expected to announce hagel -- zoom in -- as his defense secretary nominee and john brennan as his pick to head the cia. we will take a look at brennan and his role in the administration's controversial drone program when former assistant secretary of state p.j. crowley joins us just ahead. at optionsxpress we're all about options trading. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! we knew you needed a platform that could really help you elevate your trading. so we built it. chances of making this? it's a lot easier to find out if a trade is potentially profitable. just use our trade & probability calculator and there it is. for all the reasons you trade options - from income to risk management to diversification - you'll
and president obama has promised quick action on joe biden's proposals for new gun control laws following the school shootings in connecticut. >>> the vice president's plan could be bogged down. a task force led by vice president biden is devising legislation to reform gun control laws. "washington post" reported that it could be background checks and set up a national database to track gun sales and make it harder for the mentally ill to purchase guns. these are still justroposals being considered. >>> all right, leigh glaser is check in the forecast. >> kind of clear out there tonight. we do have some very dense fog already being reported in the north bay. from high definition east bay cam you see clear skies, what a difference last night, we had the rain, the fog, nasty out there and then tonight, that area of low pressure moves to the south of us and we have seen nice clearing out there. live doppler 7-hd not picking up any returns at all. wet weathermaker has pushed to the south. it's starting to exit southern california so we'll say hello to? sunshine. 56 in cloverdale. santa rosa,
. >> president obama back in washington to put the pieces of his second term in place. the new financial crisis he faces. and who he plans to nominate to be the next secretary of defense. also. the big change in san francisco. as drivers now have to shell out change. to park in the city on sundays. james holmes. the suspect in the colorado movie theater [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> james holmes, shooting. is expected to appear in court tomorrow. holmes is the man accused of killing twelve people and injuring nearly 70 others when he opened fire at a theater in aurora colorado last july. during this preliminary hearing the prosecutors will outline their case against holmes and the ju
on gun control. bill: if true the new gun control push comes in stark contrast to president obama's position back in 2008 when candidate obama promised he would protect the rights of all gun owners. >> so i don't want any misunderstanding when, y'all go home and you're talking to your buddies say, ah, he wants to take my gun away. you've heard it here. i'm on television so everybody knows it. i believe in the second amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. i will not take your shotgun away. i will not take your rifle away. i won't take your happened gun away. bill: so that was september of 2008. of course on the trail that was when candidate obama was trying to get elected. more on this in a fair and balanced debate over what can get done and what will not get through. have that for you later in the hour. meanwhile the debate over guns in this country having a huge impact on gun sales. according to data, just released by the fbi, december saw the most background checks for gun sales since the agency's current system was in place in 1988. overall gun checks surge
obama will make a nomination for the secretary of defense and some republicans are opposed to one of >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is 5:29 on monday morning. time to get out, get out of bed. thanks for joining us, i am kristen sze. >> thanks for reminding me. after a week's vacation time to get up. now, where the fog is this morning and we are looking for the ice. >> it is not just your foggy head it is really foggy. >> tough coming off vacation, isn't it? i am sure a lot of people feel the same. we have live doppler 7 hd. it is dry. it do not mean there is no moisture, but this is in the form of fog with quarter mile visibility at livermore and gained visibility at napa and santa rosa flirting with freezing temperatures. i am worried about black ice inland valley. it will warm up nicely, 49 to 53 and mid-to-upper 50's with mostly sun around the bay and inland. >> if san jose we do not see fog in the like shot and 87 headed northbound, and the headlights beyond the pavilion, southern san jose, morgan hill and gilroy we have reports of dense fog the
obama though has promised that gun violence is an issue he will not put off. mark potter, nbc news, miami. >>> turning overseas now to the crisis in syria and a rare public speech today from that country's embattled president, bashar al assad. nbc's stephanie gosk monitoring developments for us tonight from cairo. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. bashar al assad does not show up in public much these days. his last speech was back in june. he spoke live today to his country, conceding nothing and as defiant as ever. in a packed opera theater in damascus, supporters jumped to their feet and cheered for syria's president. "we will die for you," they shouted. the syrian leader did propose a new political solution to syria's conflict, a cease-fire, national reconciliation. eventually, a new constitution. but most of his address seemed to prove just how far off that possibility really is. he called the opposition terrorists, puppets of the west. assad said his government will not negotiate until regional countries stop funding rebel fighters. >> he still thinks
on a budget barack obama says give us a new credit card and by the way, harry reid you don't have to pass a budget in three years. this is crazy. >> would you support this year letting the debt ceiling deadline last? >> what i won't support is not dealing with the problem. americans sent us here to deal with the problem. the way this town works this fiscal cliff deal the only winners in the fiscal cliff deal were washington. they got more money. the folks i represent in the fourth district of ohio they lost revenue, small business owners had money taken from them. washington always wins and the politicians and consultants and folks here always win. 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the country are in the d.c. area. mr. van hollen represents one of those. this area regular americans lose and it is about time we said stop this madness and cut up the credit cards and we want a solution not another washington deal which helps d.c. >> a couple of joints, john. first of all, the sequester was not kicked down the road. it was replaced for two months -- >> replaced means postponed which is what
of the stories in the news. here is this from the associated press. -- president obama will nominate john brennan. this will be announced at an event this afternoon. he is nominating chuck hagel as his next defense secretary. both must be confirmed by the senate. obama considered brennan for the top cia job in 2008. there were questions about his connection to enhance interrogation techniques. the associated press says brandy knight involvement -- brennan denied involvement. chuck hagel will be nominated as defense secretary today. here is that story from "u.s. today." this is seen as controversial. president obama's choice of chuck hagel to leave the defense department likely size of a contentious nomination fight in the senate. this came up yesterday in a sunday talk show. senator lindsey graham addressed it on cnn. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense for the state of israel in the nations history. he has said you should negotiate with iran. sanctions will not work. israel should negotiate with hamas. he also is one of 12 se
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two, it combined those tax increases not with spending cuts, which is what president obama campaigned on every day, but instead with spending increases. $330 billion in additional new spending. that just made the problem worse. it wasn't a serious response to the grave fiscal and economic problems facing this country. >> woodruff: i remember reading your father said that you weren't coming to washington to compromise. are you saying compromise is a bad thing in our system of government? >> well, no, not at all. in fact my view on compromise is exactly ronald reagan's view. president reagan said what do you do if they offer you half a loaf? answer, you take it. then you come back for more. i am very, very happy to compromise, to work with anybody, democrat, independent, libertarians. i've joked i'll work with martians, if they're willing to cut spending, to tackle the debt, to have fundamental tax reform, to have regulatory reform and pro growth policies. we've got to fix these problems. i think most americans are not interested in the political battles that happen here in the capital.
was openly gay. president obama also has a new appointment for the director of the cia, john brennan. he served in the cia for 25 years and currently serves as presidents top counter- terrorism adviser. he was glad to be nominated and 2008 but braden withdrew his name and questions about his connections to enhance the interrogation techniques and the cia during the bush administration. >> assemblywoman nancy skinner is scheduled to reintroduce legislation aimed at a tougher gun control and california. she is expected to propose a law that will regulate and tighten ammunition sales and the state and ban high- capacity magazines. oakland mayor jean kwon is expected to attend the news conference announcing the legislation. skitters new bill will require background checks and will require ammunition purchasers to show their id. the bill also proposed what that all ammunition sales be reported to the department of justice among other regulations. we'll have a live report from kron4 as will tran and the next half hour. >> authorities are investigating a shooting that ended a 16 year-old girl t
it as good news to get it out of the way. connell: it looks like president obama is really gearing up for a fight with republicans. dagen: rich edson joins us now from washington, d.c. with what the holdup would be. rich: president obama will nominate former republican senator from nebraska chuck hagel to lead the department at the pentagon. a number of republicans have had issues with hagel. he has reportedly erected talks with hamas, some say he is not pro- israel enough. it has a number of republicans lined up against him in opposition. >> he has long severed ties with the republican party. this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. i do not know what is management experience is regarding the pentagon. i think it is an incredibly controversial choice. rich: this sets up a big fight in the u.s. senate. this at a time when those automatic defense cuts have been delayed for two months and that fiscal cliff deal. there are major questions in washington on defense spending going forward. this is a pretty timely opponent or appointment for the president when you consider all th
of the union and a part of that. i really appreciate your time. thank you for joining us. happy new year. >> thank you. >> thanks, tamron. >>> a team of loyalists. that's what nbc's first read team calls president obama's newest cabinet picks. a team of loyalists. coming up, the message the president is sending by nominating kerry, hagel and brennan. details on secretary hillary clinton's first day back at work in a month after the hospitalization and a cool picture to show you of a gift her staff gave her and why senator rand paul's son's arrest at the airport, that's his m mugshot, and one of the things we thought you should know. >>> michael and mia are keeping an eye on their inventory. they're always ready for customer who is order seed bombs from their company. strong relationships with suppliers and knowing clients' habits help them maintain a balanced inventory. [ heart beating, monitor beeping ] woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't ev
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sitinformation confidential. after the shooting in connecticut, president obama, well, he promised new and strong action on gun control, but here's the president back in 2008 talking about guns in a campaign. take a listen. >> i believe in the second amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. i will not take your shotgun away. i will not take your rifle away. i won't take your handgun away. charles: what are your thoughts? >> just another one of the instances where we have seen the president flip-flop on comments made either prior to the presidency or during his last four years, but, you know, this is a time when politicians will use, unfortunately, a very horrible circumstance to push their agenda, and this might be what his agenda originally was, to be campaigned otherwise. charles: can he argue he balled on this, his favorite words, and we didn't read between the lines correctly? >> he has to do something because right now this is a very popular story. it's out there. it's in the press. it's in front of everybody right now. it's impacted everybody because everybody feels somet
in the obama administration. >> senator kerrey, you have been in politics all these years. what is the vehemence about? is it the sense he's just too much to the left of the right wing? what is the new standard for middle east politics in being secretary of defense for the united states? >> well, that's a good question. i think it's going to be proven in his testimony that he's a very strong supporter of the united states being a strong ally of israel. i mean, that's really the bottom line. are you willing to be an ally of israel, yes or no, and he's going to answer emphatically yes. his votes and his record confirm that. does he have disagreements from time to time with the prime minister of israel? the answer is yes. but, you know, i have disagreements from time to time with the president of the united states but that doesn't mean i don't support the united states of america. so, i mean, i think the representations that he's going to be terrible for israel i just think is wrong. and i think when he gets before the armed services committee, i think he's going to press the ameri
:00 eastern on c- span2. we take a look at president obama's announcement to his new national security team. he and the nominees spoke from the east room of the white house earlier today. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by leon panetta, chuck hagel, and john brennan. >> good afternoon. please have a seat. >> as president and commander in chief, my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. we have met that responsibility. by ending the war in iraq, a transition to afghanistan, and decimating the al qaeda core, and taking out osama bin laden. by disrupting terrorist plots, saving countless american lives. among an outstanding team, i am especially grateful to leon panetta who has led the cia and our military. after nearly five decades of service, you have more than earned the right to return to civilian life. i have much more to say about his distinguished service in the days ahead. today i want to convey the eternal gratitude. the entire nation. thank you so much. i also want to thank michael who has earned the admiration of all of
whistle-blowers. however, the obama administration has been -- especially this new administration which managed to cram through a whistle-blower protection act and expand it for government whistleblowers, is offering protections they have not had for decades. so he wants them, whistle- blowers, to be able to work without retaliation within the system. he is very much opposed to information being released willy-nilly by people inside that just ended all over the world. we interviewed assange right after the wikileaks issue, he believes that all information should be there, regardless of the possibility of innocent victims. he is a person who believes that, no matter what the consequences are, the information should be out there. a lot of the wikileaks stuff was pretty niggly stuff, people having affairs or whatever. some of it was big stuff, for sure. some of it was important stuff. the stuff that made a difference when people knew about it was when he partnered with a guardian, a bunch of other newspapers, the new york times, and had them vet and do stories on the material that he provi
-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com >> announcer: save big on car rentals too, from $12.95 a day. >> live from america's news headquarters, i'm shannon bream. sources tell that president obama will nominate former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. some republicans object to his past calls for military cuts and what they see as weak support for israel. some gay rights groups also condemning hagel for comments he made in the past about a gay foreign diplomate. a hearing tomorrow for the suspect in the aurora colorado movie massacre, james holmes charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70 during a shooting spree in a suburban denver theater last july. and prosecutors will outline their case against holmes and a judge will decide whether to send the case to trial. i'm shannon bream now back to huckabee for all of your headlines, log on to foxnews.com, you're watching the most powerful name in news, fox news channel. >> mike: in 1986, she was walking to work in new york. she passed a 11-year-old boy maurice, said he was hungry and he asked her money to buy food. she kept walking and then she stopp
will assume the positions for president obama's second term. both posts require senate confirmation. live in the newsroom for abc7 fuzz. >> thank you. developing news, the supreme court scheduled back-to-back sessions dealing with same-sex marriage starting march 26 at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. the high court scheduled arguments in the challenge to california's proposition 8 that forbids same sex margin. the next day they will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal defense of marriage act. that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. >> and mike nicco has the forecast and the fog that is slow to bun. >> it is still out this especially over the bay. now, outside, you can see from emeryville to san francisco there is a finger right there and everyone else is clearing. hazy sunshine on the way if two days, then alaska will send us a cold air mass. i will show you how much it will rain. >> thank you. plus, google chairman schmidt arrives in north korea, the unannounced mission he could be taking part in. >> a look at the cool new gadgets debuting at the consumer
again. >> oh, the perks of being first lady michelle obama is a self-professed downton abbey fan. she could not bear waiting until january 6th for the new season to begin so she asked the british filmmakers for a copy now. she got it. >> stephen: oh, yes, cup cup, fetch me the downtons. now, meanwhile we commoners are left to fear what will become of downton as it lurches it into the roaring '20s, will lord grantham accept labbee cybil's child with branson. will they stay in prison forth murder of his ex-wife. will they accept a marriage proposal from a young corporal hitler? (laughter) so many questions! she knows the answers. but we don't. until the season premier on january 6th. well, tonight folks, i strike back at her highness. by presenting you, my nation, with something not even michelle has seen. part of the show vince gilligan has agreed to let me show you scenes from the upcoming season of breaking bad. (cheers and applause) as performed by the men of downton abbey. (laughter) james? (laughter) thomas? >> lord grantham is growing impatient. it's time to start. >> right you a
. president obama is announcing his new cabinet choices that will shape the future of the u.s. military as well as defense policy and intelligence gathering. the next hour, two more cabinet nominees will be named. former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary and homeland security adviser john brennan for cia director. he has already picked senator john kerry as his nominee for secretary of state. president's choice, chuck hagel for defense secretary already coming under some fire. some republicans point to comments that hagel made back in 2007, that they perceive as anti-jewish. here is how south carolina lindsey graham described the decision to nominate hagel. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding the pentagon. little, if any. i think it's an incredibly controversial choice. and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in-your-face term. >> want to bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar. we no that the white house has been callin
students. he says his writings are fiction. >>> the obama administration is working on tough new legislation in the wyche of recent shootage rampages. peter alexander is at the white house with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. gun violence task force, formed in the wake of the awful shootings at newtown is expected to put out its recommendations and could include more than just a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. in aurora, colorado, still reeling from last year's theater massacre, another deadly attack this weekend. authorities say a gunman killed three people in a home before firing at police. >> the suspect has been hit and is pronounced dead. >> reporter: more long lines at gun shows but in newtown, less than a month after the school shootings there, the decision to hold a gun collector show this weekend was met with mixed opinions. >> it seems insensitive to have the event continue. >> i believe they should have the gun show. >> reporter: in addition to an assault weapons ban and crackdown on high-capacity clips, "
term how aggressive the obama administration will choose to be on antitrust issues. they've just confirmed a new head of the antitrust division, bill baer, and we have yet to know what sort of tone. they've been very aggressive. they've blocked several other technology cases. google's antitrust suit could without risk of hyperbole shape the landscape of the internet. because if google is not allowed to continue doing business as it does, it would change the understanding of the search market as it currently stands, and a sort of uninterested arbiter of links. it sees itself as an answers engine. essentially, they're offering consumers services they wallet. once the government starts defining markets on the internet, then they become again, you know, isolated, and there will be rules to them, and it will put barriers to entry for smaller companies, so it would have a far-reaching impact if they were to take some sort of action on the core question as brendan mentioned. what we saw, i think, was that a very sophisticated lobbying campaign by google, i think, on both sides of the ai
policy of president obama's second term in office. >>> let's dig in right now. joining me is former new hampshire senator judd gregg. also cnbc contributor who served with chuck hagel in the senate. great to have you here with me this morning. as we put your qualifications out there as someone who served with hagel in the past, i want to play for you and remind everybody what senator lindsey gr graham had to say over the weekend in reference to the fact that the service of hagel, while honorable, might be questioned now in this new post. >> i like chuck hagel. he s
and blood clot in her brain. she was released wednesday from a new york hospital. according to her schedule clinton will meet with her assistant secretary tomorrow morning. that meeting is her only public event of the day. >>> president obama plans to nominate chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. reaction is already pouring in, some positive, some not. we'll have much more on the story in a moment. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demonstrators protested against drone strikes thursday and burned a u.s. flag. >>> parents in new york are on edge tonight waiting to hear if their children will have to find other ways to get to school tomorrow morning. the union representing the city's school bus drivers is threatening to strike in a dispute over job protection. they're concerned about a new bus contract that could mean some drivers would lose their jobs. if there is a wal
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